South African PSL Preview




The Absa Premiership returns with some cracking fixtures lined up this weekend. Table-toppers Wits will be hoping to extend their lead at the summit when they host Golden Arrows at Bidvest Stadium. The battle between Ajax Cape Town and SuperSport United promises to be a thrilling encounter while Kaizer Chiefs will look to pile further misery on relegation-threatened Maritzburg United. There’s other exciting football matches to watch and lots of money to be made.

Saturday 21 November

13/20 Wits | Draw 23/10 | Golden Arrows 9/2 (15:30)

Bidvest Wits will look to consolidate their place at the top of the Absa Premiership standings when they host Golden Arrows. The Clever Boys are coming off successive wins against Platinum Stars and Jomo Cosmos and will welcome the return to their home stadium where they are yet to taste defeat with four wins from five games. Golden Arrows will be looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs but will need a special performance to beat Gavin Hunt’s side. The Backheel Boys have showed their quality by beating SuperSport and Pirates on the road this season. However, Wits are strong at home and are tipped to edge the win. 

2/1 Polokwane City | 21/10 | Platinum Stars 13/10 (15:30)

Platinum Stars will be looking to recover from their 4-0 thrashing against Wits last time out and their impressive away form should give them encouragement. Dikwena are unbeaten on the road this season with three wins from five games. Polokwane City are coming off a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Maritzburg United but that was just their second win of the season. The home side have lost five of their matches this season and their record against Dikwena is a major concern for Kostadin Papic. Polokwane City have managed just one win against Platinum Stars with four defeats in their six encounters. The away win is tipped at. 

9/2 Maritzburg United | 28/10 | Kaizer Chiefs 11/20 (19:00)

Basement-dwellers Maritzburg United will face a stern test against league champions Kaizer Chiefs. The Team of Choice have won just once this season with eight defeats from 10 matches played. Clive Barker’s side have managed to find the back of the net just seven times while the defence have conceded 22 goals. Chiefs have won four of their last five games in all competitions and will look to pile further misery on Maritzburg and their under-fire boss. George Lebese has been in top form this season with five goals to his name and he’ll provide a constant threat going forward. Amakhosi are tipped to oust their opponents.

14/10 Ajax Cape Town | 21/10 | SuperSport United 18/10 (20:15)

Ajax Cape Town are without a win in their last five games in all competitions with three defeats. Roger De Sa will be hoping for a much better performance against SuperSport and his team’s impressive record will give him some confidence. The Urban Warriors are unbeaten in their last six meetings against Matsatsantsa with four wins. Gordon Igesund’s side have managed just two wins from 10 games played with four defeats. Back the home team.

5/10 Mamelodi Sundowns | 28/10 | Free State Stars 5/1 (20:15) 

Mamelodi Sundowns will look to extend their superb run of form against Free State Stars this weekend. The Brazilians are unbeaten in their last nine matches in all competitions with eight wins. Pitso Mosimane’s men are yet to taste defeat at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium this season, having won three of their four games played. Their opponents Free State Stars come into this match unbeaten in their last five league games with three wins. However, the worrying factor for Ea Lla Koto is their poor head-to-head record against Sundowns. The Brazilians are unbeaten in their last 10 meetings against Free State Stars with nine wins. Take the home win.

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Sunday 22 November

12/10 Bloemfontein Celtic | 21/10 | Black Aces 22/10 (15:30)

Bloemfontein Celtic are without a win in their last five games in all competitions but Clinton Larsen’s side will be confident of returning to winning ways here. Celtic have a good record against Black Aces having beaten them five times in 11 meetings with just one defeat. Black Aces are coming off a comfortable 3-1 win over Jomo Cosmos but that was their first win in their last five matches. Prior to that victory, Amazayoni had lost three in a row in all competitions. Bloemfontein Celtic haven’t been prolific in front of goal and Black Aces are tipped to earn a point. 

31/20 Jomo Cosmos | 22/10 | Chippa United 31/20 (15:30)

Jomo Cosmos come into this match with two straight losses against Black Aces and Bidvest Wits. However, Jomo Sono’s side are unbeaten in their last two home matches having held PSL champions Kaizer Chiefs to a goalless draw followed by a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Polokwane City. Chippa United suffered a narrow 1-0 loss away to Mamelodi Sundowns last time out. The Chilli Boys have struggled on the road this season with just one win and three defeats from four games played. Back Jomo Cosmos for the win. 

PSL Picks
Wits WIN 13/20
Polokwane City WIN 2/1
Kaizer Chiefs WIN 11/20
Ajax Cape Town WIN 14/10
Mamelodi Sundowns WIN 5/10
Bloem Celtic DRAW 21/10
Jomo Cosmos WIN 31/20

Written by Chadley Nagel for @Hollywoodbets. Follow them both on Twitter and Facebook now!